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Official Trailer For “Stand”, A Look at the Courageous Journey of Activist and Basketball Phenom Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Out Now

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The raw and unflinching STAND details Abdul-Rauf’s unprecedented journey from schoolboy prodigy to NBA All-Rookie team to national pariah. STAND explores the personal struggles of Abdul-Rauf – born Chris Jackson in Gulfport, Mississippi – and how he overcame overwhelming odds, including extreme poverty and Tourette’s Syndrome, to make it to basketball’s biggest stage. The film also details Abdul-Rauf’s conversion to Islam and his groundbreaking stand against racism and for social justice, and the backlash that ensued.

Directed by Joslyn Rose Lyons, making her feature-length directorial debut, the film features in-depth interviews with basketball and entertainment stars including Stephen CurrySteve KerrShaquille O’NealJalen RoseMahershala AliIce Cube and more.

STAND premieres Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Check out the trailer below:



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